Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 100 93
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.49% 0.71% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.06% 4.76% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 10
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £300 £300
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.88 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -33.89% +18.42%
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.44 £15.77
90th Percentile £19.00 £15.31 £31.70
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £21.35
% change year-on-year +2.58% -20.08% +25.06%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 196 189 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.93% 14.87% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 137 192
Oxfordshire median daily rate £439 £390 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76% -1.34%
10th Percentile £214 £197 £200
90th Percentile £525 £527 £520
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.89 £25.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.46% -21.88% +88.24%
10th Percentile £16.63 £17.64 £15.77
90th Percentile £28.78 £49.05 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Oxfordshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Oxfordshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Oxfordshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Banbury +2 3 £300 -9.43%
Oxford -2 1 - -
Thame - 1 £310 -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 4 (66.67%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) Storage Virtualisation
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (50.00%) XenServer
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) Network Design
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) XenApp
1 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) XenServer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp